Seminars & Conferences

Tuesday, March 31, Thursday, April 2. Employee development training workshop for non-supervisory employees
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. East Lounge, C.A.B. Topics include communication skills, creating and maintaining harmony in the workplace, teamwork, tools for resolving conflict with others. Register at Human Resources, keyword: Series.
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Thursday, April 9. HealthLink seminar. Palliative care: planning in advance and respecting choices
5 to 6 p.m.: Program. 6 to 7 p.m.: Staff available to help complete Health Care Proxy documents. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Patricia Lippincott Knox, MS, FNP, will discuss why it is important to plan in advance and how to complete the appropriate documents for you and your loved ones. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Fridays, April 10, 17. Workshop. Build Excellent Skills for Teaching (BEST)
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 2507/2508 Setnor Academic Building. Topics include how to create a positive learning environment, actively engage the learner, provide effective feedback and deliver an effective presentation. Register by April 1. Contact Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu, 464-1681.
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Thursday, April 16. Lecture. Conducting clinical trials at Upstate
8 to 10 a.m. Small cafeteria, Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. Danielle Doll, Upstate University Hospital, will provide an overview of the process of conducting clinical trials at Upstate. Open to all faculty, investigators and research coordinators. Presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Clinical Trials. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Danielle Doll, dolld@upstate.edu, 464-4396.
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Thursday, April 16. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds. North Country Health Compass partners: measuring health and inspiring community wellness
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.  2231 Weiskotten Hall. Ian D. Grant, MPH, population health manager, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, will describe health challenges facing rural populations, evaluate an approach to developing a robust public health system in  northern New York, navigate the North Country Health Compass website and describe future directions and priorities for health improvement in northern New York. Free. Open to the public. Registration is not required. For information, contact Cindy Paikin, paikinc@upstate.edu.
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Mondays, April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18; June 1, 8, 15. HealthLink classes. Tai Chi for Arthritis
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Led by Genoa Wilson. The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Monday, April 20. HealthLink seminar. Keeping in alignment with the digital world
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool.  Presenters: Terry Clark, PT, Lynn Wiegand, PT, Kathy Rake, OTR, Beth Colbert, OTR, and Chris Ross PT, Upstate Medical University. With the popularity of cell phones and other electronic devices, neck and spine pain is growing more common. Learn how to keep your spine in alignment and lessen and prevent the pain associated with repetitive use of these devices. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Tuesday, April 21. Hot Topics in Research lecture
Noon to 1 p.m. 3113 Weiskotten Hall. Alicia D. Henn, PhD, MBA, Upstate Medical University, will present “Oxygen matters: use of a barrier isolator for physiologically relevant in vitro data. Open to faculty, students and basic science and clinical investigators. R.S.V.P. by April 17 to cerror@upstate.edu.
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April 21, 28; May 5, 6, 12, 19. HealthLink seminar. Quit smoking for good and for free (part of a series)
Noon to 1 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by Cynthia Cary Woods, RRT, CPFT, CTTS, Upstate Medical University. Get a personalized quit plan, learn about medications, NY Smoker’s Quitline, stress management and relapse prevention. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesdays, April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10.  HealthLink seminar. The Arthritis Foundation exercise program
5 to 6 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. The program is designed to help those with joint and/or muscle impairment improve strength, range of motion, body awareness, flexibility, endurance, and mobility for better quality of life. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, April 23. HealthLink seminar. The latest guidelines for women’s health
6 to 7 p.m. The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Rd., Liverpool. Presenter: Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH, Upstate Medical University. How do you know what needs to be done at your woman’s annual exam? Do you need the same testing as women younger or older than you? Learn about the latest guidelines, so you know what to expect at any age. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Friday, April 24. Seminar. Turning ethical theories into useful, practical strategies: one approach to teaching ethics in a health professions curriculum
Noon to 1 p.m. 3509 Setnor Academic Building. Presented by Joy Coy, PT, DPT, MA, Upstate Medical University. While many educators have avoided teaching specific ethical theories as part of an ethics course in a health professions curriculum, Coy introduces her students to three specific ethical theories:  Mill’s utilitarianism, Kant’s deontology, and a virtue-based approach from Aristotle, Thomasma and Pelligrino. Coy will share how she uses these theories to help students appreciate that there are useful, practical ways to use ethical theories when faced with ethical situations in clinical practice. The seminar will also introduce participants to the Realm-Individual Process-Situation (RIPS) model, frequently used to teach ethical decision-making physical therapy curricula in the United States. Presented by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.
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Monday, April 27. HealthLink seminar. Memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer’s disease: the basics
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presenter Melinda Sobrado, Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, will discuss the difference between normal aging and dementia, explore how the brain works, define dementia and its stages, explain the importance of clinical trials, and give an overview of the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. Presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, April 29. Faculty Toolbox workshop. We are all flawed intellects: implications for judgment, learning and practice
3 to 5 p.m. 3507/3508 Setnor Academic Building. Presented by David Dunning, PhD, Cornell University. Author of more than 130 scholarly articles, book chapters and commentaries, Dunning’s primary research focus is on the psychology of human misbelief – in particular the misconceptions people hold of their own competence and character. Open to Upstate faculty. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. Register by April 20. Contact Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu or 464-1681.
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Thursday, April 30. HealthLink seminar. Prostate cancer grading demystified
5 to 6 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Gustavo de la Roza, MD, Upstate Medical University, will present the seminar. Learn about Gleason scoring and other nuances used to stage cancer cells for an accurate diagnosis. Presented in collaboration with the Upstate Men to Men prostate cancer support group. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, April 30. HealthLink seminar. A balancing act
6 to 7 p.m. Marcellus Library, 32 Maple St., Marcellus. Carol Sames, PhD, Upstate Medical University, will explore balance and the factors that contribute to age-related balance loss which may put people at higher risk for falls. Learn specific exercises for all abilities to improve and maintain balance and minimize risk for falls or injuries. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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